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 Author: fargo
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:34 am 
Looking for any advice or recommendations for exterior solar/sun shade screens. We would like to build or purchase shade screens that attach to the exterior, directly onto existing window, not awning style. We have seen lots of these in Arizona but not seeing much around here.

Does anyone have any experience locally, Las Cruces or beyond?

thank you,
Teri


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 Author: msauber
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:27 pm 
What size are the windows (approximately)? The biggest ones.


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 Author: fargo
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:44 am 
27.5 x 59
thank you


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 Author: Khart
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:48 am 
I have successfully shaded direct sun from several single pane windows in my house by fixing special reflective film on the inside of the glass. This is a permanent solution that darkens the room slightly but reflects a great deal of the heat and UV from entering the house. It also serves to keep the heat in the house during the winter. From the outside you see more of a reflection than being able to see through the glass, so it provides more privacy. What I used is called 3 in 1 Heat Control Window Film made by Gila (a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak) and I bought it online from Home Depot I believe. It is a bit tricky to install, but can be done by a reasonably skilled DIYer.


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 Author: crow
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:25 pm 
Fargo, have you checked with the glass places? They may make screen but screens are easy to build and the material is available at Sun Valley and maybe Ace. I have removable summer screens that cover my East and West windows, one is 6 ft long x 3 ft tall. I built a closet to store them in that is from floor to ceiling tall, 5 ft deep and 5 inches wide, with a 1x4 (3.5 inch) hinged door, to store them in. A painting hangs on the wall.

25 years ago I opted for summer screens in order to have maximum winter solar gain.


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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Qi Gung for Health at the Lotus Center
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Tai Chi Chuan
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Shop Small Saturday
Lighted Christmas Parade
Ecstatic Dance
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
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Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
International Folk Dancing
Hapkido Class
Compassionate Friends Gathering
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
Creative Writing for Beginners-free workshop
ToSC Council Meeting- Agenda
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Gin Rummy
Progressive Gov Candidate Meet & Greet
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Concert Band of the Southwest “Not Just A Holiday Concert”
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
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